Category: Maintenance Excellence

A Great CMMS

The terms you need, to deal with the data you collect, to work less and make more money.

MTBF, MTTR, MTTF: The Difference, and a Guide to Failure Codes and Metrics 11 minutes Written by Ryan Chan Published on March 05, 2020 Equipment failure metrics make up an entire category of performance indicators. These failure data provide undeniable value in the maintenance setting,if properly used because equipment failures can be very costly. To leverage this […]
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How to use predictive sensors in your maintenance strategy.

Utilizing Maintenance Sensors is an Extension of Preventive Maintenance, by John Kravontka… Predictive Sensor Overview/Strategy Utilizing maintenance sensors is an extension of preventive maintenance. It is based on the theory that equipment operates efficiently when measurements of temperature, vibration, sound, amperage, accuracy/alignment, pressure, etc., fall within acceptable limits. As the equipment wears, these measurements drift […]
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Why Consider Drone Based Inspections of Your Hard to Reach locations

Why consider Drone Based Inspections Drone-based inspections offer a wide range of functions that take advantage of the mobility of the drone… These tests can help identify defects and reduce the rate of failures, without putting operators and techs in harms way. What are the Benefits of Drone-Based Inspections? Drone-based inspections provide a cost-effective, safe […]
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The Maintenance Geek has been asked to speak at EASTEC in May…

May 16-18, 2017 | Eastern States  Exposition, West Springfield, Massachusetts I was pleased to find out that I have been accepted to speak at EASTEC. Here is the letter I received: Dear Robert: On behalf of SME, thank you for submitting an abstract for EASTEC 2017.  We are pleased to inform you that your abstract, […]
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5 Steps to a World Class Maintenance Organization is available

Are your best maintenance professionals ready to retire?  Do your younger people need to work smarter not harder? In General, breakdowns are 5 to 10 times more expensive that preventing it in the first place.   My new book 5 Steps to a World Class Maintenance Organization is out and available on Amazon.com   http://amzn.to/2c78hia If you want […]
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Putting Together the 5 Steps to a World Class Maintenance Organization

Are your best maintenance professionals ready to retire?  Do your younger people need to work smarter not harder? In General, breakdowns are 5 to 10 times more expensive that preventing it in the first place. My new book 5 Steps to a World Class Maintenance Organization is coming out next week.   Here are some highlights […]
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Step 5 of the 5 Steps to a World Class Maintenance Organization

Are your best maintenance professionals ready to retire?  Do your younger people need to work smarter not harder? In General breakdowns are 5 to 10 times more expensive that preventing it in the first place.   My new book 5 Steps to a World Class Maintenance Organization is in final proof Here are some highlights […]
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Step 4 of the 5 steps to a world class maintenance organization.

Step 1:  Rank your Equipment and collect some simple data. Step 2: Control your critical spare parts. Step 3 Stop Wasted PMs Step 4 Focused Improvement Events   Set up an event with one of your most critical pieces of equipment.  Who should be the Players in your focused improvement event?  Maintenance Personnel , Operations Management,  Operators, […]
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Step 3 of the 5 steps in Developing a World Class Maintenance Organization

Step 1:  Rank your Equipment and collect some simple data. Step 2: Control your critical spare parts. Step 3 Stop Wasted PMs Typically 50% of PM’s are wasted. An example would be doing a PM in an electrical panel, the goal is to tighten the 100 or so connections, typically 1 or 2 will need […]
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Step 2 in Developing a World Class Maintenance Organization

Step 1:  Rank your Equipment and collect some simple data. Step 2: Control your critical spare parts.       Use these questions to decide what is critical.   Is the item obsolete or likely to be obsolete in 6 months? Can you use something else that you have in stock as a substitute? Can […]
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